International symposium on BODHIDHARMA was held on 13 and 14 August 2015 at Institute of Asian Studies , Chennai. Kenshi Siva reports.
International symposium on BODHIDHARMA was held on 13 and 14 August 2015 at Institute of Asian Studies , Chennai.
The function has been marked in order to respect the service of BODHIDHARMA to this world also the main motive of the function is bringing back BUDDHISM to India.
Paper presentation :
In more than 30 titles papers had been presented on bodhidharma. The scholars pointed out the most important contribution by Bodhidharma is “MEDICINE , MARTIAL ART And MEDITATION.”
Cultural programs :
13 th August: Kalaimamani REVATHY MUTHUSAMY presented a dance-drama on LIFE OF BODHIDHARMA. It was a 2 hour dance drama with a song that had been specially made for this presentation. Also, the Chinese Buddhist monks from shaolin temple, presented Shaolin Kung Fu to the audience.
14 th August: Mr.Yogaraj, the director of PRANA YOGAM – HONG KONG, presented Yoga with his students. Sijo A.Abdul azeez and Sifu N. Gowrisankar and their team mates presented Kung Fu to the audience.
In the valedictory function the speach of the Prof .Gregory James (Former director of linguistics , Hong Kong university of science and technology )made the particpants to think the way we esteem the services of the great Indian Monk Bodhi Dharma. He showed a stamp of bodhidharma and the stamp of Gautama Buddha released by Chinese Government to honour Bodhi Dharman’s service and acknowledge the same. Prof. Gregory James brought to our notice that Indian Government has not acknowledged the way the Chinese have done. and there is no stamp released till date for Bodhi Dharman. At this symposium a referendum has been passed to release a stamp on bodhidharma and has been sent to indian government.